hongtao zhou: bench made of 1000 belts hongtao zhou: bench made of 1000 belts
dec 14, 2010

hongtao zhou: bench made of 1000 belts

the bull’s head

chinese artist hongtao zhou‘s bench made of 1000 belts is a two-ended seating option: one is a ‘belt buckle’ that functions as an end table, while the other is a bull’s head made of chair parts and belts.

the curving structure is a metal frame in which the belts are wrapped around, creating the supporting seat surface. all the belts were collected or donated by people in madison, wisconsin, each one holding a personal story.

front view of the bull’s head

the piece is made up of individual curved benches which can be stacked for easy storage and transportation.

the ‘belt buckle’ at one end of the bench functions as a table

the seating option is made up of individual curving benches

up close

full view

the individual curved benches can be stacked for easy storage and transportation

detail

detail

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